Welcome to a new decade, filled with endless opportunities waiting to happen. Many pages waiting to be written, full of colour, emotion, beautiful experiences, lasting memories, photographs, lessons and victories.
For each new year, I like to choose a theme for myself. It can be anything, from a word to a verse, song lyrics, a quote or even a poem that I write on the very front page of my journal.
I do this because I believe it helps to keep me grounded and focused on one thing I would like my year to hold. One simple thing that I hope my year is free to dance and transform around. This is important because my theme can be something I get to remember when things start to feel a bit tough, a really good source of constant motivation and reassurance.
Last year my theme was “Renewal” and I feel as if no other word could have been more applicable for me. 2019 brought me so many lessons and new experiences. I felt like each day, my heart, mind and soul was being renewed. God really took me through a transformation period, He broke apart, cleaned and put back together many big and small things within myself and my life. I’m not going to lie, there were many difficult, confusing days, but the work I had to put in was worth it. I want to continue that journey and my understanding thereof. Therefore, for 2020, my theme for the year is Deliverance.
I am choosing to believe that this year, many promises for my life are going to be fulfilled. A lot of positive things are going to move and manifest because of the road the Lord has chosen to walk with me in 2019. I believe that because of my hard work, many of my goals and prayers are going to be answered. I believe that I am going to be given the chance to begin harvesting a lot of fresh, delicious fruit I have been growing in a garden that the Lord has helped me to cultivate and renew so far. Ultimately, I can’t wait to see how God is going to continue to work in my life this year. If you feel like this is something that is also applicable to your life at the moment, I hope that this theme can bring you consistent meaning too.
I chose this word as my theme because it exudes an energy that highlights the need for strength and a whole bunch of faith. These are two qualities I really want to keep my attention on in my life this year and in my walk with God. For He alone, is the only reason I get to wake up and face what each day brings and He alone is the reason I choose to believe and have trust. This year, more than anything, I want to remind myself that even though trust is a complicated concept, I can trust in the Lord with all of my heart.
Strength and faith are what I am hoping to build the foundation for the next chapters of my life, so I think that this is a pretty good place to start – at the very beginning of a brand new decade.
With that being said, the verse I have chosen for our source of inspiration for January is Exodus 15:2 – “The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God and I will praise Him, my father’s God and I will exalt Him!”
What would your theme for 2020 be?
Happy New Year xx